The first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, state-run media reported Monday.
Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force's 'August 1st' aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the northern province of Hebei at the weekend, the China Daily newspaper said.
She hit the wing of another jet and was killed, it said, although her male co-pilot ejected safely and survived.
ElmoFreen, Fort Lauderdale, United States, about 6 hours ago
Condolences to her family, friends, and associates.
Raptor75, Chicago, United States, about 10 hours ago
She's is a brave women to fly a Chines made jet.
freewaystate, Hell, United States, about 11 hours ago
Nux, Fury Road, United States, 9 hours ago
She accomplished more in her short life than you will ever in your entire. Insecure dweebs should date each other.
Alexis M., Albuquerque, United States, about 8 hours ago
I know it's just a joke...but do keep in mind that ejecting from a jet is one of the most dangerous things a person can do- the vast majority (male and female) are injured in some way because they are literally blown out of the jet by an explosion with just seconds to clear.